Better Business Bureau Report for
Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 541742
  Houston, TX 77254
Phone: 713-664-0180
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1992, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To promote a better understanding of fibromyalgia among patients, health professionals, and people in the community. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by fibromyalgia.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, Inc. (FMAH) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, Inc. provides numerous ways to support and educate the public about Fibromyalgia Syndrome. In particular, this organization provides bi-monthly meetings at the First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn, Houston, TX. Health care practitioners are invited to speak as these meetings, and free educational materials are provided. The Fibromyalgia Association of Houston, Inc. also publishes a free newsletter three times per year and has approximately 2,300 subscribers, mainly in the Houston Metropolitan area. FMAH also offer telephone support through an Information Line, and also help with requests from their email site, Their website provides more information to those who suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, FMAH's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Mary Harper
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size: 0

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $5,584, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on FMAH's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Public Support 5,584
Sales 627
Interest Income 8
Total Income $6,219


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 24% 

Total income $6,219
Program expenses $5,629
Fund raising expenses 400
Administrative expenses 1,868
Total expenses $7,897
Expenses in Excess of Income (1,678)
Beginning net assets 15,435
Ending net assets 13,345
Total liabilities
Total assets $13,345

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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